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DaMarques Johnson held his own in the first round but he faded in the second and Amir Sadollah took over. He beat up Johnson standing, followed him down and beat Johnson until the ref stepped in at 3:27 of the second round at UFC Fight Night 24.
The card is held in Seattle, Washingon and is headlined by Phil Davis vs Antonio Rogerio Nogeira.
Sadollah applied a hold called "the giftwrap" which he wrapped Johnson's right arm around his head and then locked Johnson's right wrist with his left hand while being completely free to punch the helpless Johnson in the face from the mounted position in the guard.
Johnson dominated the first three minutes of the opening round with his wrestling and top game. Sadollah turned the tide a bit towards the end of the round with some sharp Muay Thai before Johnson landed a very hard hip toss slam. But Sadollah was up quickly and got a double leg take down of his own to end the round.
Sadollah came out in the second and really hurt Johnson with sharp standup. Sadollah was using an eight point attack landing punches, kicks, and knees. Johnson answered with some sharp punches and a standing elbow or two but Sadollah wore him down on the feet and eventually staggered him twice then dropped him and pounded away looking for the stoppage. Sadollah took mount at one point then landed knees to the body from side control while Johnson was turtled up on his hands and knees. Johnson hung in but Sadollah got him down, took mount and trapped Johnson's wrist around his neck such that he had
Two veterans of The Ultimate Fighter, Sadollah won the seventh season of the show while Johnson was the runner up in the ninth.